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Description - 50 Ways to F**k the Planet by Mark Townsend

In a world where we're bombarded with advice on going green, authors Mark Townsend and David Glick take a refreshing line and tell us how NOT to go green. Indeed, they're here to help us f**k up the planet good and proper. And it's easier than you think.An irreverent celebration of environmental doom and gloom, 50 Ways to F**k the Planet takes the 'eco-handbook' in an outrageous new direction, exposing fifty very real and very scary threats facing the world today and showing just how entertaining and easy it is for us to make them worse.Forget the future. Why expend our energy on a lost cause? This is the defeatist (but not altogether unrealistic) stance taken by Townsend and Glick as they revel in the dire fate of our planet. Combining bleak facts with hilariously ironic commentary, the authors applaud our environmental incompetence and stick two fingers up at the whole damn thing. Punctuated with checklists and handy hints to f**k things up faster, this book is for those who want to stop pretending they are responsible world citizens and just get with the party. How much you get involved is up to you, but don't be fooled into thinking that doing nothing is any better.From the familiar honeybee, whose dwindling numbers have huge repercussions on our food chain, to the environmental implications of the smoking ban, the topics cover endangered species and declining terrain as well as social (mis)conduct and the devastating effects of commerce. Outspoken and unabashedly brazen, this is your ultimate countdown to the end of the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007279883
ISBN-10: 0007279884
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 24mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mark Townsend

Mark Townsend is an award-winning journalist and is currently the Crime, Defence and Legal Affairs Correspondent for The Observer newspaper in London. He has responsibility for covering the world's major stories and has also run the newspaper's New York bureau as well as travelling to war zones like Afghanistan. Previously Mark was Environment and Transport Correspondent for the paper where he has been for almost five years. David Glick is a qualified (non practising) solicitor specialising in the commercial media and entertainment industry. He founded Edge Group, a successful media management and investment organisation, in 2004. David is on the board of the original and effective environmental organisation, Adventure Ecology.

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